EAFIT university was founded in May 1960 – to serve as a training ground for their future managers and administrators. Since 1971 it is recognized as university and has developed on to a broad range of studies: Mangement, Engeneering, Humaniaties, Laws, Economics and Finance, Science.
The national Education Ministry granted the EAFIT university accreditation as a high-qualitiy instititution in 2003 and 2010.
The university is located on the south side of Medellín, which is Columbia’s second largest city with 2.4 million inhabitants. As a dynamic metropolis, the city offers wide spread cultural activities.
The main campus of EAFIT University is arranged to be a University Park and covers nearly 128,000 square meters.
Currently there are 13,400 students at EAFIT University. 10,200 of them are Bachelor students and 3,200 are Master students.
The main language is Spanish. There are some courses taught in English, but basic skills in Spanish are necessary. Special offered Spanish courses give opportunity to improve these language skills.
The International office of EAFIT University has nearly 260 agreements with institutions in 36 countries.
Especially distinguishing is the “Spanish Program”, which the first Spanish as a Foreign Language Program in Columbia to be certified by the Spanish Instituto Cervantes. Courses in proficiency levels A1 to C1 are offered in small, effective classes.